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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

A classic recipe that your family will love. My secret is soaking the raisins overnight to plump them up.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soak 12 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 192 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 3 eggs well beaten
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup like Lyle's
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or you can use 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts


  1. Combine beaten eggs, raisins and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least an hour or overnight.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream butter.  Add white sugar, brown sugar and golden syrup and mix for 3-4 minutes.  In a medium size bowl sift together the flours, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.  Add to the butter mixture and blend.  Add oatmeal.  The batter will be very thick.  Add walnuts and soaked raisin mixture.  Mix until well blended.  Dough may be refrigerated at this time or drop onto a cookie sheet and freeze overnight for a thicker, chewier cookie.
  3. Drop cookie dough using a 2 tablespoons scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.  You may need to bake an additional minute or two if dough is frozen.  Makes approx 32 cookies that are 4-5 inches in diameter.
Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 151mg6%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.